Najah Press Office, IslamOnline
July 31, 2001, in Nablus, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian TerritoryAl-Bishawi, a reporter for the Nablus-based Palestinian news service Najah Press Office and for IslamOnline.net, an Internet news service based in Qatar, was killed in an Israeli missile attack that had targeted Hamas leader Jamal Mansour. Israel had accused Mansour of masterminding several suicide bombings.
Various sources, including al-Bishawi's Cairo-based editor, reported that at the time of the attack, al-Bishawi was in the Palestinian Center for Studies and Media, a Hamas information office, to interview Mansour for an article he was writing for IslamOnline.
Al-Bishawi covered many topics for IslamOnline, ranging from Palestinian weddings to suicide bombers.
Medium: Print, Internet
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Politics
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials
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